Beverly Public Library May 2019 News
Will You Borrow Thing One or Thing Two?
Please join us for our Library of Things Open House on Sunday, May 19 from 2-3:30 PM on the second floor of the main library. Learn about our Library of Things, a new collection of nontraditional items, such as binoculars, ukuleles, a digital microscope, and much more. Come see what we have and borrow one of our “Things.”
Passport Day
Saturday, June 1 from 9 AM - 1 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library  
Advance registration recommended. Walk-ins welcome!

Passport agents will be here to process applications, take photos, and answer any questions about applying for a passport. Contact to schedule an appointment. Be sure to check this list of documents you need to bring.

Please note: this is a passport application program; your passport will not be provided same day. Passports are sent to applicants from the US State Department. Questions? Contact Allison Babin, Assistant Library Director, at or 978-921-6062, ext. 2118.
Community Baby Shower
New parents (of babies 0-12 months old) and expectant parents are invited join to us on Saturday, May 18 at 3 PM for a Community Baby Shower ! Receive information on local family resources, participate in an introductory baby story time, explore the art of babywearing, and meet new families. You are welcome to bring a friend or family member. Babies welcome! We hope to see you there!
Contact Kate at with any questions. Thank you to the Friends for funding this program.
Holiday and Summer Hours
Summer hours will be here soon. Sunday hours at the main library, and Saturday hours at the Farms branch, will end for the season as of Memorial Day weekend. The final Sunday that the main library will be open is May 19, and the final Farms Saturday will be May 18. Extended weekend hours will resume in the fall.
Additionally, both libraries will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day, and the main library will also be closed Saturday, May 25.
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Monday Mornings
Monday Mornings is in session until June 3. Please join us at 9:30 AM for the program; doors open at 9 AM for refreshments. Check the schedule online .
Adult Programs
Beverly Film Society Presents: Vice
Join us on Friday, May 24 at 1 PM for Vice . Christian Bale turns himself into former VP Dick Cheney in Vice , 2018’s barbed biopic.

Spring Book Crafts
Break out the scissors and the hot glue guns! On Thursday, May 16 at 6 PM let’s take some old books and make them into something new.

English Practice Group
Weekly English practice groups on Fridays from 11-11:45 AM. For Adult English Language Learners of all levels.

Cookbook Club
Cookbook Club is back on June 6 at 6 PM. Registration required .
May Art: May Day (An International Poster Exhibit) by Stephen Lewis
This month the main library welcomes an exhibit of May Day posters from the collection of Stephen Lewis. Through the month of May, Stephen Lewis will be exhibiting May Day posters at the Wakefield and Beverly public libraries, and the Lynn Museum. Visit the exhibits and appreciate the struggle of workers around the world in their effort to achieve better working conditions and benefits which some of us enjoy today and many more continue to struggle for. Lewis has a collection of 8,600 posters which he exhibits regularly around Massachusetts. He can be reached at . The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours, when community meetings or library programs are not in progress.
These exhibits are supported in part by grants from the Beverly, Lynn and Wakefield Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and by Roofers Local 33, Asbestos Workers Local 6, IBEW Local 103, and Painters DC 35.
Teen Happenings
For more info contact Meghan at or 978-921-6062, ext. 2130 or check the Teens page for upcoming programs, new books, and more!

Events for teens in grades 6-12
Pizza & A Movie: The Princess Bride
Thursday, May 23 from 3:45-5:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Rodents of Unusual Size! The Fire Swamp! Sword fights! Andre the Giant! Eat free pizza while you watch this classic movie on our big screen.

Pizza Book Club: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
Wednesday, June 5 from 3:45-4:45 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Read a great book, discuss it, and eat free pizza! Pizza Book Club is open to teens in grades 6-12, but is especially good for middle school. (BMS students: Ask your teacher if Pizza Book Club can fulfill your independent reading requirement.) Pick up the book at the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the library.
Children's Room
For more info contact the Children's Room at 978-921-6062, ext. 2107. 

Spring Story Times run through the week of May 5 - check the Kids page for details.
Event Highlights

Bebop Beats in Beverly
Fridays, May 3 through 31 at 10:30 AM
Join us for a parent and child playgroup! Play and explore during this fun-filled hour of songs, stories, and family friendly activities. For families with children of all ages. All are welcome to sing, dance, play and learn!
Presented by the CFCE of the North Shore. CFCE of the North Shore is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to the Peabody Public Schools.

Lego Club (For preschool-grade 5)
Thursday, May 9 from 3:30-4:30 PM
This is a drop-in program. Build spectacular LEGO structures that will be displayed in the Children’s Room!

Special Science Squad Featuring Snap Circuits Jr. (For grades 1-5)
Registration required
Join us for a special Science Squad and learn about electronics with Snap Circuits Jr.

Visit the Kids page for MANY MORE fabulous programs!
Farms Branch
For more info contact the Farms branch at 978-921-6066.

Knit, Crochet and Embroider at the Library
May 2 from 7-8:30 PM
Adult handicraft group meets the first Thursday of each month. The program is open to all who enjoy handwork or fiber arts. Bring your project, meet other crafters and share ideas. No instruction provided.

The State of Recycling!
Tuesday, May 21 from 7-8:30 PM
MassDEP Municipal Assistance Coordinator Sharon Kishida will explain the present and future of recycling. Despite the headlines, the end of recycling is not nigh, but there are things you should know and things you can do. Please join us.

Singing and Signing
Thursdays, May 30 and June 13 from 10:30-11:15 AM
Join us for this musical sign language program for preschoolers and seniors. Sing along and learn the sign language for your favorite songs with Wendy and her guitar and Vicki, a sign language professional. Fun for all ages! All are welcome.

Library Lawn Party
Saturday, June 8 from 1-3 PM
Join us for our annual party on the library lawn with old fashion fun, games, crafts, book sale and ice cream sundaes for all. Plus learn about the Universe of Stories summer reading program for all ages. Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Farms Library.
Note: The Lawn Party goes on rain or shine. We’ll bring the whole party indoors if needed!

May Art: "Friends and Family" by JoAnne Fossa & Suzanne Nichelson
Longtime friends Suzanne Nichelson and JoAnne Fossa celebrate family connections through art. In addition to their work, there will be work by their mothers, daughters and granddaughters.
NEW Teen Programs
Teen Movie Night: A Wrinkle in Time
Thursday, May 30 from 6:30-8:30 PM
A Wrinkle in Time movie night for teens. Oh, and popcorn.
Children’s Events
Music with Dara
Friday, May 3 from 10:30-11:15 AM
Join Dara for a lively, interactive music program. For children, ages 18 months-5 years and their caregivers. All are welcome.
Tuesday Night Taps and Tunes
Tuesdays, May 14 and 28 at 6:30 PM
Join us for music and rhyme, rhythm, dancing and shaking, plus a parachute. For children 4 years and under and their caregivers.

Spring Story Times run through May 15 - check the Farms page for details.

Lettuce Grow! Gardening for Kids
Thursday, May 23 from 3:30-4:30 PM
For budding school aged gardeners a chance to plant your own veggies and/or flowers. Hands on activities, including a craft and snack.
Ongoing Offerings
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